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September 18, 2008
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The following booth numbers are complete at the time of going to press.

GPU-based Cluster Solution

Acceleware’s C30-16 is a commercially available GPU-based cluster solution. This solutiocombines the company’s new clustering technology with its portfolio of designed-for-parallel computational algorithms to harness the power of 64 GPUs, delivering unprecedented performance and scalability for enterprise customers. Based on NVIDIA Tesla GPU computing technology, the new cluster solution is available in four pre-defined configurations, allowing for customers to match their processing needs. This solution brings together all the advantages of clustering – scalable commodity performance, enterprise-class computing capacity – with the advantages of GPU acceleration – compelling performance gains, higher compute densities and lower total cost of ownership from superior power, cooling and space utilization.


Acceleware Corp.,
Calgary, Alberta, Canada (403) 249-9099, www.acceleware.com.

Booth 1011 | RS 216

Two-way Wilkinson Power Dividers

These two-way Wilkinson power dividers are available in octave and multi-octave band- widths. The dividers achieve excellent isolation, loss and phase characteristics while offering an economic solution for various market applications.

Aeroflex/Inmet,
Ann Arbor, MI (734) 426-5553, www.aeroflex-inmet.com.

Booth 514 | RS 218

Dual-band Tower Mounted Amplifier

The ATMA-1800/2100 module is a dual-band GSM/UMTS tower mounted amplifier (TMA) that consists of 12 high Q bandpass filters, four low noise amplifiers (LNA) with low loss switches for bypass mode and DC via the RF cable. These TMAs are integrated to provide compact size, light weight and a high performance reliable unit. This solution offers improved base station sensitivity with an affordable cost. Indoor and outdoor solutions are offered. Custom designs that satisfy even the most challenging electrical and mechanical requirements are possible with the development cycle as short as a few weeks.

Actipass R &M Co. Ltd.,
Gyeonggi-Do, Korea 031-353-5001, www.actipassrnm.com.

Booth 1215 | RS 217

Nonlinear Vector Network Analyzer

This nonlinear vector network analyzer (NVNA) capability is designed for its PNA-X microwave network analyzer and establishes a new industry standard in RF nonlinear network analysis from 10 MHz to 26.5 GHz. Requiring minimal external hardware, the Agilent NVNA software effectively converts a four-port PNA-X into a high-performance nonlinear analyzer. Featuring nonlinear component characterization, new nonlinear scattering parameters called X-parameters, and nonlinear pulse envelope domain capabilities, it is ideal for R&D engineers and scientists researching and designing active RF components.

Agilent Technologies, Component Test Division,
Santa Rosa, CA (800) 829-4444, www.agilent.com.

Booth 703 | RS 220


PSA and MXA Analysis Capabilities

These new analysis capabilities are designed for its PSA high-performance spectrum analyzer and mid-range MXA signal analyzer, including the addition of up to 80 MHz analysis bandwidth to the millimeter-wave PSA spectrum analyzer and two-channel, analog baseband analysis for the N9020A MXA signal analyzer. Agilent’s addition of up to 80 MHz analysis bandwidth on the 44 and 50 GHz millimeter-wave PSAs (E4446A/E4448A) provides a 50 GHz spectrum analyzer with a 14-bit, 80 MHz bandwidth digitizer. The added bandwidth allows R&D engineers working on millimeter-wave digital communications in the satellite and emerging wireless communications, aerospace and defense industries to analyze complex signals with higher symbol rates, which are carried by millimeter-wave frequencies.

Agilent Technologies, Signal Analysis Division,
Santa Rosa, CA (800) 829-4444, www.agilent.com.

Booth 703 | RS 221

Highly Sensitive Imaging Mode

Scanning microwave microscopy (SMM) mode is a unique imaging technique that combines the comprehensive electrical measurement capabilities of a performance network analyzer (PNA) with the spatial resolution of an atomic force microscope (AFM). The ability to provide calibrated, high-sensitivity, complex electrical and spatial measurements make SMM mode particularly useful for semiconductor test and characterization. The new technique works on all semiconductors, including Si, Ge, III-V and II-VI, and does not require an oxide layer. SMM Mode enables complex impedance (resistance and reactance), calibrated capacitance, calibrated dopant density and topography measurements. Operation at multiple frequencies – variable up to 6 GHz – is supported.

Agilent Technologies, Life Sciences and Chemical Analysis Business Unit,
Santa Clara, CA (800) 829-4444, www.agilent.com.

Booth 703 | RS 222

Simulation Library

Agilent’s Advanced Design System (ADS) 2008 Update 2 provides new updated wireless verification models that are compliant with Version 8.3 of the emerging 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard. The new models support creation of Frame structure 1 – FS1 (FDD) multiple input-multiple output (MIMO) signals in 2x2 downlink configurations. Using the powerful co-simulation of Agilent ADS, designers of early radios can now verify their RF front-end design performance when working together with new MIMO antenna systems. Leakage between antennas, which results in corruption of modulated signal performance, can be easily verified with this updated Agilent library.

Agilent Technologies, EEsof Division, Santa Rosa, CA (800) 829-4444, www.agilent.com.
Booth 703 | RS 223

IV/RF Measurement System

AMCAD Engineering has just introduced its new generation high power pulsed IV/RF measurement system, designed for GaN or LDMOS high power devices characterization. The PIV-240-10 high-power pulse pattern generator (240 V, 10 A) can be used as a standalone application for semiconductor pulsed IV characterization (or integrated in a load-pull environment), combining input/output synchronized pulse units (power heads) and voltage and current acquisition. Moreover, synchronized with Agilent PNA-X through a user-friendly software, it offers a versatile, robust and accurate pulsed IV/RF measurement system.

AMCAD Engineering,
Limoges, France +33 (0)555 040 531, www.amcad-engineering.com.

Booth 1211 | RS 224

EDGE Evolution Test Solution

Two new measurement software packages can be incorporated into the MS269xA series that allow the signal analyzers to support 2.5G GSM/EDGE and G EDGE Evolution (EGPRS2) mobile phone systems, giving design and production engineers a system for measuring the RF Tx characteristics of EDGE Evolution base stations, mobile terminals, and devices and components. Installing the MX269013A GSM/EDGE Measurement Software and the MX269013A-001 EDGE Evolution Measurement Software in the MS269xA Signal Analyzers eliminates the need for a PC to control measurements and achieves fast, accurate results with excellent reproducibility. The small system footprint makes the analyzers well suited for both R&D environments, where bench top space is at a premium, and on production lines, where a PC controller is difficult to incorporate.

Anritsu Co.,
Richardson, TX (800) 267-4878, www.anritsu.com.

Booth 811 | RS 225

Visual System Simulator

Version 2008 of the company’s Visual System Simulator (VSS) software suite is designed for the end-to-end design and optimization of communications systems. The latest release of VSS significantly enhances the flexibility for users while adding many new features and capabilities. VSS, an integral part of the AWR Design Environment™, allows the impact of “real-world” signal impairments and other factors to be evaluated early in the design cycle when they can be most effectively dealt with. It gives designers the ability to create the best system architecture by optimizing each of its components from the behavioral through component levels in conjunction with AWR’s Microwave Office® software, and then use actual measurements to validate the final design.

Applied Wave Research Inc.,
El Segundo, CA (310) 726-3000, www.appwave.com.

Booth 711 | RS 226

Magnetic Immunity Amplifier

AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation unveiled a new magnetic immunity amplifier for susceptibility testing. Model 350AH1 (350 W, 10 Hz to 1 MHz) is powered by a high efficiency switching supply with auto-ranging AC input circuitry that automatically accepts voltages from 90 to 260 VAC in the 47 to 63 Hz frequency range. The new amplifier, which has low output impedance, will be used primarily for susceptibility testing for magnetic and audio frequency tests in MIL-STD-461D/E, D0160D/E, and a variety of automotive test standards. It can also be used as an AC voltage source, for watt-meter calibration, and as a driver for higher-power amplifiers.

AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation,
Souderton, PA (215) 723-8181, www.ar-worldwide.com.

Booth 207 | RS 227

3 dBi Omni-directional Dipole Antenna

This 3 dBi omni-directional dipole antenna provides a low profile, indoor/outdoor extended range solution for voice or data device applications. These antennas were initially developed for Wireless Local Loop (WLL) phone terminals as an alternative to the standard fix mount whip antenna. The cable length allows the user to place the antenna in a convenient location within a room for the improvement of signal quality. Several connector types are also available. Electrically, the antenna has a power handling capability of 10 W. It is vertically polarized with an elevation pattern of 60 degrees and 360 degrees in azimuth. The VSWR is 2.1. Mechanically, the PCD antennas are 1/2” in diameter and range from 4.5” to 8.5” long, depending on the model.

Astron Wireless Technologies Inc.,
Sterling, VA (703) 450-5517, www.astronwireless.com.

Booth 501 | RS 228

FEST3D Software Tool

The European Space Agency through the companies Aurora Software and Testing S.L. and ITLink srl announce a commercial release of the “Full-Wave Electromagnetic Simulation Tool” FEST3D. For a full DEMO version freely downloadable, visit: www.fest3d.com/download.php. FEST3D is a software tool capable of analyzing complex passive microwave components based on waveguide technology in extremely short computational times with a high accuracy. This is achieved by the use of the most advanced electromagnetic algorithms such as the integral equation technique combined with the BI-RME method and network theory. The product offers all the tools necessary for the design of passive components such as optimizer features or tolerance analysis.

Aurora Software and Testing S.L.,
Paterna (Valencia), Spain +34 96 354 32 63, www.aurorasat.com.
Booth 305 | RS 229

Super Heterodyne Receiver

The new microwave Super Heterodyne Receiver (SHR) is based on multilayer technology. This module is a wideband, compact size down converter for use in EW payloads with Radar Warning Receivers (RWR). The new technology enables the ability to mix RF (up to millimeter-waves), IF and digital sections in one multilayer module, while maintaining high isolation between the channels.

elisra electronic systems ltd.,
Bene-Beraq, Israel + 972 3 6175382, www.mw-elisra.com.

Booth 210 | RS 230

MRI Connectors and Modular Customization

Johnson, a product line of Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions, offers the medical industry a combination of expertise in non-magnetic and custom modular connectivity. MMCX multipack modules can provide 0.150” (3.81 mm) center to center coax arrays that terminate to micro-coaxial cables. Modules can be configured as rails, blocks and cable handles that provide rapid RF coil hook and change out. Emerson Connectivity Solutions continues to work with its customers to develop new solutions as the MR industry transitions to high-end field applications and improved resolution at greater physical depths with the body.

Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions,
Bannockburn, IL (847) 739-0354, www.emerson.com.

Booth 913 | RS 231

8x8 MIMO Analyzer

The 8x8 MIMO Analyzer® Series E100 offers the advantages of direct measurements of implemented Diversity Gain (Apparent, Effective, Ideal and Actual), spurious radiation outside operating bands, embedded radiation efficiency, maximum available Shannon capacity, capacity loss due to efficiency, all united in one single and intuitive interface. Upcoming Series E200 will include Total Radiated Power (TRP), receiver sensitivity (TIS), Mean Effective Gain (MEG), Angle of Arrival (AoA), MultiPath Components (MPC) and Number of Scatters (NS), among other output parameters. The E100 Series supports operation for any wireless communication standard.

EMITE Ing.,
Murcia, Spain +34 968 100 181, www.emite-ing.com.

Booth 1316 | RS 232

High-linearity Broadband LNAs

These three high-linearity broadband low noise amplifiers (LNA) preserve signal purity by minimizing the nonlinear contributions. The amplifiers simultaneously achieve several high performance characteristics in a unique wideband design, and are available in three frequency bands of 0.5 to 2 GHz (JCA02-4000), 2 to 4 GHz (JCA24-4001) and 4 to 8 GHz (JCA48-4000). They feature noise figures of under 2 dB up through C-band, output P1dB levels of +24 dBm, and output IP3 headroom levels of 15 dB or greater above the output P1dB compression point.

Endwave Corp.,
San Jose, CA (408) 522-3100, www.endwave.com.

Booth 304 | RS 233

LTCC Foundry Service

Providing the design kit, HIRAI supports the RF design and the inspection tests up to 67 GHz for its LTCC foundry service, and ships in-house plated LTCC substrates in a week after the design freeze. The novel and small BPFs achieved extremely low loss with HIRAI’s LTCC technologies for higher Q and the micro- or mm-wave SiP is realized integrating a slot antenna, post-wall waveguide, tapered line, etc. The evaluation samples will be available soon.

HIRAI SK Corp.,
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan +81 334 99 1351, www.hirai.co.jp.

Booth 1304 | RS 234

RMS Power Detector

The HMC614LP4E is the industry’s first device to simultaneously measure true RMS power and instantaneous RF envelope power from 100 MHz to 3.9 GHz. A peak-to-average output signal provides a direct read of signal crest factor, and the differential input sensing range is 72 dB to ±1 dB detection accuracy up to 3.9 GHz. The HMC614LP4E exhibits less than ±0.1 dB measurement deviation at +12 dB crest factor. Specified from –40° to +85°C, the HMC614LP4E is available in a 4x4 mm leadless QFN package and operates from a +5 V supply.

Hittite Microwave Corp.,
Chelmsford, MA (978) 250-3343, www.hittite.com.

Booth 515 | RS 235

EMPIRE XCcel™ 5.2

The new 3D EM solver EMPIRE XCcel 5.2 offers the Perfect Geometry Approximation (PGA) algorithm to yield more accurate results for curved structures, even with coarse meshes. The most complicated designs are modeled quickly and precisely. The unique on-the-fly code generation for each model and processor produces up to 1600 million FDTD cells per second on a conventional PC supporting the complete RAM. Thus very complex structures can be modeled very fast and are highly accurate.

IMST GmbH,
Kamp-Lintfort, Germany +49 2842 981 0, www.empire.de.

Booth 1201 | RS 236

Hybrid Simulation Tools

These simulation tools were developed specifically for engineers and scientists who design radio frequency, high frequency and microwave devices and components. Integrated’s tools provide solutions to a wide variety of electromagnetic field models, which can be obtained based on the Method of Moments (MoM) approach for open region problems and Finite Element Method (FEM) for closed region problems. Designers can analyze radiation patterns and other radiation characteristics of arbitrarily shaped linear antennas, microstrip antennas and dielectric resonator antennas. Horn antennas and reflector antennas covered by radomes can be analyzed as well with these software tools.

Integrated Engineering Software,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (204) 632-5636, www.integratedsoft.com.

Booth 113 | RS 237

SiGe BiCMOS Process

Jazz offers its 0.18-micron Silicon Germanium (SiGe) BiCMOS platform (SBC18) to enable customers to deliver next generation green, energy efficient analog ICs. Jazz SBC18 provides a next-generation solution for ultra low power, integrated wireless and networking products that require high-performance bipolar transistors with high-quality passives together with high density logic. Jazz also offers a Vertical PNP (VPNP) module for the SBC18 SiGe BiCMOS process that can be paired with a SiGe NPN to enable the design of analog circuits that require high voltage, complementary drive or amplification beyond the capability of standard CMOS.

Jazz Semiconductor,
Newport Beach, CA (949) 435-8181, www.jazzsemi.com.

Booth 1415 | RS 238

8x8 MIMO Test System

Keithley is extending its lead in RF MIMO (multiple-input, multiple-output) test with the measurement-grade 8x8 MIMO system. The system is used for primary research of next-generation RF MIMO devices and technologies. Keithley introduced the 4x4 MIMO test equipment for R&D product development in late 2007. The new 8x8 MIMO system is built on the same measurement platform that provides capability and performance including: support for MIMO research applications ranging from two channels now up to eight; flexible system configurations with individual system component instruments; phase and amplitude control of the RF carrier; and less than &plusmin;1 nanosecond signal sampler synchronization.

Keithley Instruments Inc.,
Cleveland, OH (800) 688-9951, www.keithley.com.

Booth 1111 | RS 239

Waveguide Terminations

These medium-power waveguide terminations feature a one-piece construction. The AML-2 terminations are machined from a single aluminium flange extrusion, resulting in a more compact, rugged and reliable design. The range comprises 16 rectangular-waveguide models and eight double-ridge models. The rectangular versions come in various lengths, with frequencies ranging from 1.12 to 40 GHz and mean power handling capabilities as high as 1500 W, while the double-ridge versions span the frequency range 2 to 40 GHz and offer mean power ratings up to 250 W. Ideal for a variety of microwave test and measurement applications, the AML-2 terminations are designed for convection cooling and deliver a VSWR of better than 1.1 over the full frequency range.

Link Microtek Ltd.,
Basingstoke, Hampshire +44 (0) 1256 355771, www.linkmicrotekeng.com.

Booth 602 | RS 240

EM-Software Tool

Version 7.0 of the company’s EM-software tool μWave Wizard™ will be released during fourth quarter 2008. This new release will be available in a 64-bit version with multithreading for the 3D FEM solver. Further improvements with this release are several new features for existing elements, new elements, the consideration of ferrite materials and extended capabilities for antenna far field optimization. Version 7.0 of the μWave Wizard will be demonstrated in October 2008 at EuMW.

Mician GmbH,
Bremen, Germany +49 (421) 16899351, www.mician.com.

Booth 510 | RS 241

Fast EM CAD and Optimization Tool

WASP-NET®´s new version features a further breakthrough in EM CAD speed. Based on its unique, proven hybrid MM/FE/MoM/FD CAD engine, advanced algorithms provide EM precision in seconds. A new graphical user interface (GUI) utilizes modern operational and user-defined conveniences for highest user-friendliness. WASP-NET application examples include: Fast optimization of all types of waveguide components and aperture antennas/arrays; full-wave synthesis of waveguide, combline filters and slot arrays; cross-coupled and LTCC filters; dielectric resonator filters; dielectric loaded horns; shaped subreflectors; squarax and stripline elements; very large sized structures, e.g. slot arrays, reflectors, antennas with radomes, etc.

Microwave Innovation Group (MiG) GmbH & Co. KG,
Bremen, Germany +49-421-223-79660, www.mig-germany.com.

Booth 1407 | RS 242

QFN Packaged Receiver

The model XR1015-QH is a 10 to 16 GHz GaAs PHEMT SMT packaged receiver that integrates a low noise amplifier (LNA), image reject mixer and LO buffer amplifier within a fully molded 4x4 mm QFN package. This RoHS-compliant, packaged receiver has a noise figure of 2.5 dB and conversion gain of 12 dB. The image reject mixer eliminates the need for a bandpass filter after the LNA to remove thermal noise at the image frequency. This device is well suited for point-to-point radio, LMDS, SATCOM and VSAT applications. The device is 100 percent RF and DC tested. Engineering samples are available today from stock, with a lead time of 14 weeks for production quantities.

Mimix Broadband Inc.,
Houston, TX (281) 988-4600, www.mimixbroadband.com.

Booth 1406 | RS 243

Miniature Digital SP3T Switch

This reflective single-pole three-throw (SP3T) switch, model SW3-005180RN3NF-S0001, covers the frequency range from 500 MHz to 18 GHz with a minimum of 55 dB isolation and VSWR of 2.0. The three-bit input control word is TTL compatible and the time between the 50 percent point of the input control pulse to the 10 to 90 percent point of detected RF is within 100 ns. The power handling capability is 20 dBm.

MITEQ Inc.,
Hauppauge, NY (631) 436-7400, www.miteq.com.

Booth 1214 | RS 244

Phase Trimmer

The model 4572B is a phase trimmer that provides a fixed amount of phase shift for electrically adjusting the length of coaxial cables between two devices. This model provides phase adjustment of ±2° between 3 and 18 GHz with linearity of ±2° from 3 to 12.4 GHz and ±5° from 12.4 to 18 GHz. The rugged device weighs only 19 g and measures 1.6” long (with connectors) by 0.32” diameter. It can handle 30 W CW and has an operating temperature range of –54° to +100°C. Maximum VSWR is 1.35.

Narda Microwave-East,
Hauppauge, NY (631) 231-1700, www.nardamicrowave.com/east.

Booth 103 | RS 245

Horn Antennas

The model 120DL5 is the latest in its line of high power broadband horn antennas. This new dual linearly polarized antenna operates over the 6 to 18 GHz frequency range, providing high radiation efficiency over the entire 3:1 bandwidth. Model 120DL5 is available with either TNC or SMA jack connectors. The antenna has been designed to maintain equal E- and H-plane beamwidths. This antenna is suitable for use in the extreme environment of high dynamic aircraft, for which Nurad can also provide a protective radome for a complete airborne antenna system.

Cobham Defense Electronic Systems – Nurad Division,
Baltimore, MD (410) 542-1700, www.cobhamdes.com.

Booth 1001 | RS 257

mmWave Transceiver

The mmWave transceiver operates in the Ka frequency band and integrates a pulsed transmitter and a low noise receiver used on a millimeter-wave radar seeker for military applications. The Ka-band transmit signal is created by up-converting the L-band IF input signal utilizing an injected LO input signal. The Ka-band receiver has four antenna inputs that are selected using low loss switches and down-converted to the IF utilizing the LO input signal. The mmWave transceiver exhibits an 8 dB maximum noise figure and spurious of –50 dBc maximum over all operating conditions encountered in airborne military environments.

REMEC Defense & Space Inc.,
a division of Cobham Defense Electronic Systems,
San Diego, CA (858) 560-1301, www.remecrds.com.

Booth 1001 | RS 246

Thermally-enhanced GaN 30 W Device

These thermally-enhanced gallium nitride devices, including RT233C, RT240JC and RT243C, offer 36, 43 and 45 dBm measured Psat output power each, from DC to 6 GHz applications. They are available with standard, or earless type designs, and its wideband capable characteristics can give 50 to 2500 MHz wideband applications and other design opportunities. Patent-pending thermally-enhanced technology has been used to improve high temperature reliability and provide added power when used at pulsed applications or Class-A amplification.

RFHIC Corp.,
Suwon, Korea (82) 31-250-5011, www.rfhic.com.

Booth 107 | RS 247

Multiport Coax Connections

This range of multiport coax connections is designed for semiconductor test equipment applications. These multiport coax connections are available as two-, four- or eight-port versions and can be used – depending on product type – in numerous configurations for versatile applications up to 40 GHz to achieve the density and frequency requirements of new chip testing devices. The product range includes coax pogos with spring-loaded pins or bellows, mini-coax PCB connections or even high performance pogo blocks.

Rosenberger Hochfrequenztechnik GmbH & Co. KG,
Fridolfing, Germany +49 08684 18-263, www.rosenberger.de.

Booth 1115 | RS 258

Signal Analyzer

The R&S FSV is a new signal analyzer that sets standards in the mid-range. Virtually all of its performance characteristics exceed those offered by other instruments in its class. In addition, the R&S FSV is alone in offering an analysis bandwidth of 40 MHz. This means it covers a wide range of wireless standards – from 3GPP LTE up to WLAN 802.11n. Moreover, the R&S FSV makes measurements more user-friendly with an innovative operating concept that includes a touch screen. The R&S FSV is a powerful analyzer for development and production.

Rohde & Schwarz,
Munich, Germany +49 89 4129 13774, www.rohde-schwarz.com.

Booth 803 | RS 248

Spiral Antennas

Cobham SASL’s ASO-2154 two-inch diameter spiral antennas provide superior performance for use in applications requiring circular polarization. With excellent input VSWR, these antennas provide smooth broadband gain, low axial ratios and consistent pattern performance over 2 to 18 GHz. This model was designed and developed for applications requiring extremely close unit-to-unit amplitude and phase matching, and is an excellent choice for airborne interferometry and direction finding systems. The two-inch diameter spirals allow close element spacing in arrays to satisfy geometry for upper frequency ambiguity resolution. The ASO-2154 uses a SMA Female connector axially located about the center of the antenna to allow for “clocking” of the elements.

Sensor and Antenna Systems,
Lansdale Inc., a division of Cobham Defense Electronic Systems,
Lansdale, PA (215) 996-2416, www.cobhamdes.com.

Booth 1001 | RS 249

LTCC Substrate Foundry Service

The LTCC substrate foundry services are designed for wireless module makers. Sentec invested tremendously in the most advanced manufacturing systems available for the establishment of the world class LTCC foundry both in Taiwan and China. Aside from the state-of-the-art facilities, Sentec transferred a patented “Non-Shrinkage” process from Panasonic to enhance highly accurate dimensions control (± 0.05 percent of the design specifications) that greatly increase product yield, manufacturing stability and product reliability. Advantages of patented “Non-Shrinkage” LTCC substrate include: high dimension control; smaller footprint; higher RF performance and better production yield; production efficiency with reduced mounting time; cost reduction and component simplicity and quick sampling lead time.

Sentec E&E Co. Ltd.,
Lungtan, Taoyuan, Taiwan +886 (0) 910-116-758, www.sentecee.com/ltcc.asp.

Booth 1404 | RS 250

10 GHz FMCW Transceiver

The SU3400X/02 is a 10 GHz synthesized FMCW radar front-end transceiver. It is very flexible and can be used in several different configurations: with an internal or external reference frequency source and with a single-ended or differential, down-converted baseband output port. The frequency is digitally-controlled via a standard, three-wire serial interface, which programs a modern high performance synthesizer circuit. A complete kit for controlling the unit through an RS-232 or USB from a PC for easy evaluation is also available.

Sivers IMA AB,
Kista, Sweden +46-8-703 68 00, www.siversima.com.

Booth 914 | RS 251

9-way PIN Diode Switch

This nine-throw PIN diode switch is a representative example of Specialist Microwave Solutions’ SMS-1-034 series of wideband switches, designed for multi-channel receivers and test equipment applications in the defense and instrumentation market sectors. With an instantaneous bandwidth of 100 MHz to 18 GHz and the fast switching and high reliability associated with hybrid PIN diode technology, the switch is offered both individually and in combinations to form switching assemblies. Designed and manufactured in the UK, variants can be tailored to customer’s specific needs. Assemblies can be supplied combining any reasonable number of input/output ports with optimized bandwidth.

Specialist Microwave Solutions Ltd.,
Bedfordshire, UK +44 (0) 1234 756 034, www.smslimited.co.uk.

Booth 414 | RS 252

High Frequency Contacts

To meet the requirements of customers looking to simplify system level interconnect, SV Microwave introduces a new family of high frequency contacts for Series 1 and 3 MIL-DTL-38999 connectors. Based on SV’s proven blindmate technology to accommodate mis-alignment during mating, the product line consists of size 8 contacts with the option of 18 GHz or 40 GHz performance and size 12 contacts operating to 65 GHz, all of which fit into standard cavities and are fully removable using standard extraction tools. Designs are available for common cable sizes, custom versions can be produced for special cables and PCB mount applications.

SV Microwave Inc.,
West Palm Beach, FL (561) 840-1800, www.svmicrowave.com.

Booth 1305 | RS 253

Miniature Synthesizers

The MTS2500DS is a series of miniature synthesizers that offer a resolution of 1 Hz and outstanding phase noise and excellent spurious suppression. The first model introduced, the MTS2500-110250, covers the frequency range from 1100 to 2500 MHz. It is available in four versions, version one and two have 5 V and 3.3 V supply only and use an external reference of 10 MHz or 1.6 GHz, respectively, the other two versions require 28 V, 5 V and 3.3 V supply voltage and use either 10 MHz or 1.6 GHz references.

Synergy Microwave Corp.,
Paterson, NJ (973) 881-8800, www.synergymwave.com.

Booth 1214 | RS 254

3-State Attenuated Switch

This 3-state attenuated switch CAS-37 is designed for frequencies from DC to 25 GHz. The 3-state attenuated switch was designed to allow users to switch between three different states: through path (low loss), attenuated path (known high loss) and open state (with path for user to ground). Internally implemented functionalities eliminate the use of external cables or attenuators maximizing RF characteristics and minimizing space and weight. The 3-state attenuated switch is ideal for test and measurement applications in which high frequency signal attenuation is needed over the bandwidth range. This special switch offers linear attenuation up to 25 GHz.

Teledyne Electronics and Communications,
Cumbernauld, UK +44 (0) 1236 453 124, www.teledynerelays.com.

Booth 1303 | RS 255

Electromagnetic Modeling and Simulation

WIPL-D Pro v7.0 brings important features for simulation of electrically very large
structures, as well as for design productivity and visualization of results. Main features include: Multilevel fast multipole method (MLFMM) featured in WIPL-D Pro is the first commercially available application of this advanced method to a higher order MoM code. The already great computational efficiency of the method is now extended multifold. The results are staggering: WIPL-D MLFMM solves structures that were so far only reachable by high frequency asymptotic methods. The parametric sweep feature enhances user productivity by making parametric studies easy. The main user interface and graph diagrams have undergone a series of improvements to enhance the overall user experience.

WIPL-D d.o.o.,
Belgrade, Serbia +381 11 212 46 56, www.wipl-d.com.

Booth 1302 | RS 256

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